UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION
March 7, 2013
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, PLAINTIFF,
BROADWAY GLOBAL MASTER INC., A CORPORATION, ALSO D/B/A BGM, IN-ARABIA SOLUTIONS INC., A CORPORATION, AND KIRIT PATEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS AN OFFICER OF BROADWAY GLOBAL MASTER INC., AND IN-ARABIA SOLUTIONS INC. DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable John A. Mendez United States District Court Judge
STIPULATION TO EXTEND STAY AND ORDER
On August 23, 2012, defendant Kirit Patel was indicted by the United States on criminal charges related to the same subject matter as the instant case (see Case No. 2:12-CR-00306-JAM). On September 12, 2012, the Court entered a stipulation between Mr. Patel and counsel for the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") staying this matter for six months or until the resolution of the criminal case, whichever is shorter.
Because the criminal charges against Mr. Patel are still pending, Mr. Patel and counsel for the FTC believe it is necessary to extend the stay for an additional four months to protect Mr. Patel's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which could be implicated should he be required to participate and defend the civil action. Mr. Patel agrees that, during the pendency of the stay, he will not seek the release of assets frozen pursuant to the preliminary injunction.
The requested stay is a stay of the entire civil action against all defendants including a stay of the pending motion for default judgment against defendants Broadway Global Master Inc. and InArabia Solutions Inc. The stay does not alter the preliminary injunction with asset freeze, which will remain in full effect.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
Dated: March 7, 2013 FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION By /s/ Sarah Schroeder Sarah Schroeder Attorney for Plaintiff FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Dated: March 7, 2013 ELLIS LAW GROUP, LLP By /s/Andrew M. Steinheimer Andrew M. Steinheimer Attorney for Defendant KIRIT PATEL
IT IS SO ORDERED.
John A. Mendez
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